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    Posted: 24 Jul 2006 at 9:54am
So my laptop crapped out on Sunday ... anybody have recommendations for a replacement?
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dell is a good cheap word PC/IE PC...i think they have some for like $500 now.

 

but it depends on what you want to buy

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If it's just for the basics (writing, websurfing) and not something processor-intensive (Photoshop, gaming), then go with a mid-range laptop form a respected company with a good track record.  That way, if anything does happen, you'll have some recourse to getting it repaired.

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Originally posted by Hairy Lime Hairy Lime wrote:

So my laptop crapped out on Sunday ... anybody have recommendations for a replacement?
 
Well, I'll tell you what NOT to buy. Don't get a Dell XPS M140.  Cheap plastic casing, silver paint rubbed off on a month, "preferred" customer service is more troublesome than the "regular" as you have to talk to more people...computer works well enough I guess.
 
Sorry yours died...
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Acer Aspire line is very good for the money - HP Pavillion scored well, though a bit more money.
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One of our own was kind enough to lend me her spare laptop for the duration of the competition so I don't have to make a $2K impulse buy.
 
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Broke down and got a Macbook Pro 15" today. More computer than I need right now, but it sure is nice ... and after I speced it out v. the 13" Macbook it turned out to be about a $350 difference ... and tomorrow's my birthday so ... Happy Birthday Me!
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Very nice. I wish I had the money for one of those.

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Who said anything about having the money?

Thank you, Visa!
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Happy birthday, too.

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